Logistics of Writing a Manuscript for the Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The purpose of this course is to teach graduate students how to organize to write a scientific manuscript. The course will teach students how to organize data and their thoughts to prepare for a creating a manuscript. Students will be taught to select data, prepare the data for presentation, and develop a general and focused narrative for the manuscript. With narrative selected, students will be taught to develop hypotheses and to use their data to support or reject each hypothesis. Students will learn to research the literature to find evidence to provide a theoretical framework for their manuscript and to provide supplemental support for the findings from the data that either support or reject the formulated hypotheses. The course will aide students in generating an overall outline and detailed outline within sections to structure their manuscript. Lastly, the course will provide basic guidelines to help students with strategies in writing paragraphs and sentences used in technical writing. The overall goal of the course is to enable students to independently make a draft of a scientific manuscript. Student will be asked to bring their own research data to course. During the course, those data will be converted step by step to a first draft, where each step will take place during each week of the semester.